.Our previous blog post started with a French Poste stamp by Ben.
this is a letter/
this is a stamp/
this is a language/
this is a blog/post/
this is a digital/image/
this is an act/of regard/
this is a moment/of mind/ / / /
The French Phrase it double well :
Qu'est-ce que c'est?
For Korean Zen it is the key koan :
What is this?
It is part of the Western (via negativa) way too :
What a delight then to see the front page of today's THE AGE.
What is this? It's about the theft, from the National Gallery of Victoria, of a contemporary artwork: Have you seen this painting? (2012) by Theatre of the Actors of Regard.
Described as "conceptual-text-on-traditional-landscape-painting intended-for-regard", it is rumoured to have been 'dis-appeared' by a rival practice of young Melbourne artists, The Absence.
A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
someone looks at something ...